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The Wonder Years: Season 1 (2021)



Critic Consensus: Sweetly nostalgic without sacrificing substance, The Wonder Years captures the magic of the original while adding necessary nuance and context to its tale of Black life in America.


Tv Season Info

Inspired by the beloved award-winning series of the same name, "The Wonder Years" is a coming-of-age story set in the late 1960s that takes a nostalgic look at a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean's hopeful and humorous recollections show how his family found their "wonder years" in a turbulent time.


Critic Reviews for The Wonder Years: Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13)

That's the real reason I enjoyed the new Wonder Years reboot so much. Here, I'm not the one trying to imagine how people like me would fit into a narrative set at such an important time.

September 28, 2021 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Thankfully, this version of "The Wonder Years" makes you want to follow this kid on this journey of realization and understanding.

September 16, 2021 | Full Review…

This warm reimagining of the nostalgic comedy transports us to a very different region of the 1960s: the Deep South, reminding us that coming-of-age stories are universal.

January 3, 2022 | Full Review…

Saladin K. Patterson's script never loses the series' core: a family drama. [Full review in Spanish]

January 3, 2022 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Warm, lovely, and as suffused with gentle nostalgia as the original, this remake of the iconic late-'80s series recaptures the same sentimentality yet adroitly slips in modern cultural commentary.

September 28, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Regardless of how the new Wonder Years turns out as a financial/Nielsen bet, it's no cynical ploy. It's very funny, rather charming and... well, good.

September 27, 2021 | Full Review…

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